Nicholas Myers
Principal Bass

Nicholas Myers was honored to be appointed Principal Bass of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra by music director Manfred Honeck in 2022. A native of Cadillac, MI, Nick spent four seasons playing in the bass section of his home state’s Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which he joined in 2018 after his final year of graduate school. In the DSO, he had a hand in almost every committee, including the Artistic Advisory and Orchestra Committees. Nicholas is a Pirastro Strings artist, and performs on an 1836 Abraham Prescott (Concord, NH) double bass. 

Nick attained his high school diploma from Interlochen Arts Academy, his Bachelor of Music degree from New England Conservatory, and his Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where he was a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship. He considers himself very fortunate to have studied with primary teachers Lawrence Wolfe, Todd Seeber, Rex Surany, and Hal Robinson, being exposed to a broad variety of musical styles and philosophies. In between the school years, Nick had two meaningful summers each at the Pacific Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and the Tanglewood Music Center. 

Nick has a wonderful retired racing greyhound named Maggie and loves exploring the different neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. In his free time, Nick enjoys running and cycling, DIY projects and woodworking, reading histories, and cooking.